A Snorer’s Guide to Summer Travel

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School is out and summer travel plans are getting underway. Whether you’re planning a camping trip, renting a house on the shore for a week, or visiting relatives on the other side of the country, summer is a way for us to relax and reconnect with family.

Unfortunately, if you’re one of the 50 million Americans who snore, sharing close quarters can not only be embarrassing, but put a damper on the entire vacation if you’re a guest in someone’s home or as a housemate in a vacation home. While your spouse may have learned to adjust to the noise of your snoring, it’s important to understand that your snoring can also interfere with the sleep patterns of family and friends in close proximity.

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When someone is prevented from receiving their requisite hours of recuperative sleep, it can lead them to be irritable, experience daytime drowsiness, affect their ability to concentrate, and interfere with their response time when they drive. Absolutely nothing can ruin a vacation faster than cranky, over-tired children, and/or their parents.

However, realizing that

Summer Travel

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Its that time of the year when summer fun is just around the corner. For many families this is also the time to make or finalize a much anticipated family summer trip. This year with gas prices raising steadily and the economy at a virtual standstill many families will be looking to cut costs if not cancel their family summer travel plans entirely. Not to worry the travel industry geniuses have taken notice which means there are still some great deals that families can take advantage of this summer. Here are some suggestions on how to find those great deals:

Think local and expand your horizons. Depending on where you live there are some great deals popping up to attract local residents to high tourist areas. Look for smaller hotels or resorts that are not part of a national chain. These resorts or Bed and Breakfast type properties are often hidden gems that offer a unique experience at a low cost. Because they are not heavily marketed you may find the quality far exceeds that of a national chain for the same

Summer Travel Safety

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With the full heat of summer upon us, many of us are taking time to head out to vacation spots world wide, with the boring meetings and mundane chores of everyday existence left behind. They give way to the excitement of summer travel and summer fun. Let’s hope that while we’re at it, we don’t forget some simple facts about summer travel, and incorporate summer travel safety into our fun plans.

We all love the thought of endless nights and warm sun filled days on the beach.

Summer time, for everyone is filled with freedom. For the children, freedom from the confines of school or babysitter, time to spend with their families, and time to just relax and unwind.

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For those of us who are on vacation from work, it looks essentially the same. We’re all thrilled by the idea of no work for a few days or a week, and we head out over the highway to gain a small

Ensure Your Car Doesn’t Fail You During

We’ve all been there before. We make plans to have a great day out with friends and or family when the summer arrives and the weather is beautiful. The sky is clear and blue, the sun is shining, the temperatures is nice and dry and hot, you’re driving out to the beach, and then your car fails in one way or the other, ruining the day. Here are some tips to ensure that your car will never fail you on your way to a special summer day.

First of all, you need to make sure that all the fluids in your car are stocked and fresh. You want to make sure the major fluids are in good working order, so be sure to check your oil, your radiator fluid and your windshield washer fluid. While you can pick up more of these fluids at many gas stations and other stores, it’s better to not have to run into a problem and then try and fix it on the fly. Getting a check up, or even an oil change, before you plan any kind of major trip is a good idea.

How to Save Money on Summer Travel

I always have the travel itch. Since I was young, traveling with my family has opened my eyes to priceless experiences. When I graduated from college and joined the workforce, traveling was always a good break from work. It could be a day trip, or going away for the weekend. My love for discovering new places has taught me how to how budget wisely for trips. If you are fond of traveling, especially flying, you must know these money saving secrets:

• Fly mid-week. Because most people prefer to travel early or late in the week or on weekends, airlines offer their best deals for departures on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

• Buy tickets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Not only are Tuesdays and Wednesdays the cheapest days to travel, they are also the best days to book your travel, even if you can’t travel those days. When major airlines announce a special airfare deal, they usually do it on a Tuesday. That also makes
Wednesdays and Thursdays a good time to shop for fares as other airlines scramble to match the discount.

• Book airfare and hotel

Safety Tips to Protect Yourself From a Car

As summer travel plans commence, Michigan automobile and traffic safety is a concern with the numerous road construction projects in progress.

As your family travels to and from popular Great Lake and Northern Michigan vacation destinations, they need to be aware of numerous road construction projects in progress.

To stay safe and protect yourself from a Michigan car accident this summer, the Michigan Department of Transportation provided the following information about Michigan construction projects:

– I-69 reconstruction extends 10 miles from M-15 to M-24. Watch out for concrete pavement, shoulder work, guardrail/drainage improvements, and bridge rehabilitation. In 2010, 1-69 westbound traffic is shifted to eastbound lanes, with one lane in each direction open to motorists.

– Major bridge rehabilitation and concrete pavement repair affects I-75 and I-275 in Monroe County. A split-merge traffic system will keep at least three lanes open.

– I-75 freeway reconstruction at 9 Mile in Oakland County will keep all four lanes of I-75 South and three lanes of I-75 North open. Take caution as there will be some nighttime closures of I-75 due to bridgework.

Ways to Cut Teen Summer Travel

According to the National Consumers League, 70-80% of teens will have some type of job during their high school years. Of those, 50% will work more than 15 hours a week during the school year. After months of saving, many teens anticipate spending part of their summer traveling with friends. However, it’s important for teens to plan trips as wisely as they save for them. Whether it’s an overnight camping trip or a week on a coastal beach, smart planning is equally important to financial success.

1. Travel When Others Don’t. Many teens like the idea of a weekend flight, but according to Rick Seaney of the travel website FareCompare.com, one of the best day to fly is Wednesday. If your teen can avoid traveling on a Sunday, it could save them some major cash. Sunday fliers are often hit with a “peak air traveling surcharge,” which can be up to an additional $30 each way.

2. Split the Cost. If your teen is planning on staying in a hotel, encourage them to room with friends. According to a recent Travelocity.com search of the popular Myrtle Beach destination, many hotels

Smart Summer Travel

Every traveler knows that a vacation is not a vacation without at least a few handy gizmos to enhance the overall experience. Though the whole point of a vacation is to disconnect, nowadays many of us find it nearly impossible to do so – whether it’s prompted by a mounting workload left behind at the office or simply the urge to stay on top of your latest batch of Tweets. That’s where nifty travel devices from travel adapters to language translators come in, all of which help to alleviate some of the stresses of travel. You don’t have to be a tech guru to appreciate how the four gadgets below can make excellent travel companions for the summer.

1. Kensington Travel Plug Adapter: Priced at $19.99 and weighing just 8 ounces, the Kensington Travel Plug Adapter makes both an affordable and lightweight tool to keep your iPhone, iPod, camera, notebook or other mobile device charged on the go – especially if you plan to travel outside of the country. In fact, the pocket-size device features AC power plugs – all are built into the adapter itself – for more than 150 different countries.

Summer Travel Hot Spots

2008 SUMMER HOT SPOTS SURVEY ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) announced the results of its survey conducted on the most popular domestic and international destinations being booked for Summer Travel in 2008.

For the Sixth year in a row Orlando, Las Vegas and New York City remain the most popular summer destinations booked by travel agents.

Orlando came out on top with a 21 percent share of responses.

Las Vegas maintained the second spot, with 19.1 percent of the votes.

New York City maintained its place in the top three, posting an 11.8 percent share.

The top 10 domestic hot spots are Orlando, Las Vegas, New York City, Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Top international hot spots are London, Rome, Cancun, Paris, Jamaica, Punta Cana (DR), Florence, Puerto Vallarta, Venice and Frankfurt.

Western European destinations are the most popular overall with six cities in the top 10. Destinations in the Caribbean are the other major category in the international top 10.

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Family Vacation Ideas for Summer Travel

It’s that time again. Time to plan the annual family vacation. Summer Travel to Banff Canada has so much to offer families looking for a unique experience. Let’s remember, holidays are for everyone. Mom and Dad need some down time as well.

When traveling to Banff and area, you’ll be visiting a World Heritage Site with incredible nature all around you. It’s time to get away from all those electrical devices; the televisions, the cell phones, and the game boys. It’s time for some family bonding.

The climate for your summer travel to Banff will be low in humidity during July and August. We have warm temperatures averaging between 21 – 22 C or 70 – 72 degrees. So it doesn’t get too hot for the kids. Lots of hours of light in the evenings.

Banff has some great parks. Ideal for picnics, throwing a football or kicking a soccer ball around. There are eight playgrounds in town. The playground in Central Park offers a climbing experience like no other. Banff has a skate board park for the “boarder” in the family. The air is so clean

The 5 Most Awesome Summer Travel

Summer is here and do you know what this means?It’s time to take out your swimming suits and head for the beach.

But the question is where you should go this year? Well let me help you in taking that decision, here are the names of top five most amazing summer travel destinations – where you can relax and take a break from your stressful life.

Cancún – Mexico:

I’m sure you have already heard about this location on south eastern coast of Mexico – it’s basically an ideal destination for the summer break. If you want to have the best time of your life and party heard without spending a lot of money then this is the place you should head for. You can enjoy finest beach resorts with food and wine and other a facilities like spa and gym at this location in just $600.

San Diego – California:

California is the second largest city, it has got the perfect summer weather and yes you got that right it owns some of the finest beaches in the world. Visiting

Don’t Let Summer Travel

Summer is a great time to take vacations and to see family and friends that you haven’t seen in a long time. But traveling and hot summer weather can take a toll on your sleeping patterns. If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t sleep well if you are not at home in your own bed, or if you are not able to follow your normal sleeping routine then you might find your dream vacation or reunion with family and friends interrupted with insomnia or other problems related to lack of sleep.

Summer travel can be strenuous as you change climates – going from cool air conditioned surroundings to the hot outdoors. Summer travel also often involves sleeping in a strange place. When you’re sleeping in a hotel room or in someone’s guest room you might not have an air conditioner and, as a result, are too warm. Or, your air conditioner might be too high and you could be too cold, or your bed could be too hard or too soft, there are hundreds of little things that can cause you to have trouble falling asleep.

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Save Money on Summer Travel

Summer travel season is about to get into high gear, and with gas prices and airfares what they are, many people are rethinking their vacation plans, or opting for a local “staycation” instead. Before you scrap your getaway idea, consider these 6 ways to save money on summer travel.

  1. Stop & Shop Gas Rewards. Now, when you use your Stop & Shop card, you can earn points, called Stop & Shop Gas Rewards, that save you money on gas. For every dollar you spend at Stop & Shop, you earn a point on your card. For every 100 points you earn, you save 10¢/gallon on gas. Visit stop&shop.com for details and terms and conditions.

  1. Get creative and don’t follow the crowd. If you’re just looking to get away, but don’t have a destination in mind, think about where most people go during the summer months, then plan to go elsewhere. During the summer months, Aruba offers 30 to 40 percent off normal hotel rates. You can also find some great summer discounts in Las Vegas, where the temperate averages around 100 degrees. Just plan on drinking lots of water and hanging out in many

Student Summer Travel

Do you have a kid that is involved in studies that can allow them to do some summer travel? If so, you may want to help them get this most out of this as possible, because this is a great way for kids to travel and study as well.

There are many programs that will allow students to get credit for summer travel and this will allow them to see the world, add it to their resume and get school credit in the process. This is a great way for students to accomplish all of these things in no time at all.

Also, the student will have the advantage of seeing things they never would have gotten to otherwise. This makes student summer travel a great way to enrich the lives of students and allow them to see the world. The ability to do this can make a huge impact on their lives in the long run as well as short. It is great for students to get out in the world and begin to see some of what is occurring.

In many instances there is really

Summer Travel to Los Angeles

If you are planning summer travel to the Los Angeles area, there are almost too many great options for fun. They include Hollywood, Universal Studios and Six Flags Magic Mountain, shopping, dining, museums, the Zoo, Griffith Park and the many ethnic neighborhoods to be explored. But don’t forget that some of the best beaches in Southern California can be found in Los Angeles County. Here, then, is a brief introduction to the numerous beach communities awaiting you.

We begin at the south, in Long Beach, home of the Queen Mary floating museum. The Queen Mary is a magnificent cruise ship that retired in 1967 and was purchased by the good city of Long Beach and turned it into one of the most talked about tourist destinations in California. It lies in Long Beach Harbor, on a peninsula out from the downtown area. There are hotels, restaurants, watercraft and boat rentals and many other activities here; the harbor keeps Long Beach from being a great surfing beach, but with charming communities like Belmont Shores and Naples (with real canals and gondoliers waiting to show you around) you can easily spend a day of your

The Price of Gas Rains on the Summer Travel

So what does summer travel for leisure mean to you – driving with the top down to a beach resort? A nice hotel room, fun restaurants, shopping for beach wear and surf gear? Well, perhaps it’s time you woke up to the oil shock of 2011. At a time when pumping gas costs between $4 and $5 a gallon depending on where you live, don’t be surprised if half of the money you counted on for your summer travel fun disappears at the gas station as you fill that bottomless pit of 30-gallon gas tank up.

So how much does the average family spend on gas? In the typical American home, a full 10% of the family budget gets spent on gas today. It used to just be 6%. That’s quite a bite out of the family budget. That is what families would have saved up and spent on fun stuff like summer travel for the family together. With about $500 a month spent on gas, families are apparently spending more on it than entertainment or clothes. In some cases, in families with no children, modest-sized motorcycles are replacing cars for fuel savings.

Summer Travel Tips

Put aside your woolen attires, switch-off your heaters; its time to lock your home and go for a summer travel. Enlisted below are some smart travel tips and suggestions, which will help you sweep away your sleepy mood.

Tourist Destination: Collect a summer travel guide and decide your place of interest. Hill-stations like Ooty, Shillong, Haridwar, Shimla etc are worth traveling destinations.

Prior Reservation: Content travel agents and book your travel ticket as well as, the place of stay. Advance booking may secure you with the comfortable travel dates and may also provide you special offers.

Preparing Travel license: Sightseeing tour to most of the places in India demands legal documents like valid passport/PAN card etc. Before you plan to travel anywhere within the country or abroad, collect all necessary documents. In case, you are planning to drive your own car, do collect a driving license of your own. Also, collect the contact number of your well-wishers, with whom you can contact in case of emergency.

Shed Extra and Pack Smart: Avoid carrying unnecessary stuffs and pack things that have multiple uses. Consider climatic

Summer Travel Tips

Put aside your woolen attires, switch-off your heaters; its time to lock your home and go for a summer travel. Enlisted below are some smart travel tips and suggestions, which will help you sweep away your sleepy mood.

Tourist Destination: Collect a summer travel guide and decide your place of interest. Hill-stations like Ooty, Shillong, Haridwar, Shimla etc are worth traveling destinations.

Prior Reservation: Content travel agents and book your travel ticket as well as, the place of stay. Advance booking may secure you with the comfortable travel dates and may also provide you special offers.

Preparing Travel license: Sightseeing tour to most of the places in India demands legal documents like valid passport/PAN card etc. Before you plan to travel anywhere within the country or abroad, collect all necessary documents. In case, you are planning to drive your own car, do collect a driving license of your own. Also, collect the contact number of your well-wishers, with whom you can contact in case of emergency.

Shed Extra and Pack Smart: Avoid carrying unnecessary stuffs and pack things that have multiple uses. Consider climatic

Make Your Summer Travel

In most families summer travel is considered to be most appropriate. People along with their families like to travel during summer but traveling in summer is not always easy. As it is very hot, you must select travel destinations that are not too dry and provide you with a pleasant weather. Summer travel may be risky for people who suffer from some kinds of diseases. You should take care of certain precautions while traveling in summer. You should also be very cautious with elderly people and children. Some of the precautions may be as follows;

1. You can notice very bright sun rays during summer season. If you do not take necessary precautions then these rays can be very harmful for you. These sun rays can affect your skin, eyes, etc. You should carry an umbrella or cover your face with a cloth when moving around.

2. Traveling in summer may cause various illnesses to people. Heatstroke is the most common and also a serious illness. To avoid the trouble of going to a doctor again and again, you must simply follow the following steps;

– Firstly,

Exciting Summer Travel Jobs For Teenagers To Help You Make

When it comes to summer travel jobs for teenagers, the possibilities seem endless. And, in addition to being a great way to make some extra cash over the summer, travel jobs make it possible for you to see new parts of the world that you may have never seen before. Or, summer travel jobs can help you revisit some of your favorite locations around the world!

National Park Summer Travel Jobs

If you love the great outdoors, one of the coolest summer travel jobs you can pursue is employment with a national park. Summer travel jobs commonly available with the national parks include clean up crew workers and maintenance workers. You may be responsible for picking up trash, emptying garbage cans, and cleaning rest stations. Or, you might be put to work maintaining trails and ensuring their safety for visitors. If you have special knowledge in a particular area, you might even get to lead tours or answer questions from park visitors. Whatever the position you fill, you will be thrilled to work in such beautiful surroundings.

Camp Summer Travel Jobs

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